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in philadelphia's olney neighborhood overnight. this morning, police are searching for the attackers and trying to identify the victim. >> plus committing crimes while dressed in disguise. the search for a robber who police say has targeted pharmacies in two counties. >> clear and comfortable. we get a break in the humid 2i today. guess what it's not going to last long. welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. the humidity is way down. let's get details from meteorologist bill henley. >> you can feel it as soon as you step out the door. the humidity is down. the temperatures are coming down, too, with clear skies. we're still cooling at this hour. less than a half hour before sunrise. skies are starting to brighten at cape may. a few wisps of clouds over the ocean this morning. 70s for this afternoon for cape may. we're in the 70s for philadelphia. 66 in atlantic city, roxborough is 68 degrees.
south philadelphia at fifth and wartman, 73 degrees right now. sunshine, nice and bright to start with. 71 degrees at 7:00. by 10:00, 70 76 degrees with a northeasterly winds at 11 miles an hour. a few high clouds for the more easterly winds at 1:00. no sign of showers for our area and much more comfortable than yesterday. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood, the forecast. right now let's check in with jessica boyington. >> we're mainly watching ongoing construction projects right now, right now we're on 295 near the black horse pike. there are lane restrictions. some crew are working to take out the right-hand shoulder. two lanes getting by. still a 12-minute drive. out in philadelphia, we're watching a lane restriction here blockage actually on lynn can drive northbound. right around gypsy street due to
a downed tree. stay west schoolhouse lane to get by. another accident on the pa turnpike eastbound between willow grove and ben sail elle. the drive times in and out of the philadelphia area currently no problems on 95 the schuylkill or the blue route. back to you guys. breaking news brutal attack, a man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed and shot in philadelphia. matt delucia is live at einstein medical center in olney. matt, police are saying this man was robbed in the attack. >> reporter: that's right, vai. his injuries are so severe, police aren't sure if he's going to survive. he's in extremely condition here at einstein medical center. this happened after 11:30 last night. 6th and somerville streets. police say they got a call from 911, shots fired out here. they get to the scene, find the man lying on the street at 6th
and somerville. police tell us he had been stabbed in the back and shot in the thigh. he had puncture marks in his face as well. they rushed him to einstein. on the way he was able to tell the officers he had been robbed by two men and a woman. police are hoping that witnesses in that area will be able to help. >> we do have several witnesses in this manly residential neighborhood. who witnessed not only the assault and the robbery but also the shooting. they are being interviewed by northwest dissects at this time. >> and detectives did find cameras in the area that were pointed in the direction of where this attack happened. the detectives are reviewing that at the moment. we're hoping to get more information as the morning progresses. 5:03. police are looking for a robber who dressed as a construction worker take a look at the video
of the robber. police say he held up a rite aid in logan township last month. police say he robbed another rite aid on monday in haddonfield, haddon avenue. a robber carjacked a priest before making his getaway. >> i'm a little scared that it happened this close to my residence, especially having two young kids at home. >> no one was hurt. the suspect got away with prescription drugs in both robberies. recognize this guy in philadelphia police believe he stole at least 12 taxi cabs in philadelphia and southwest philadelphia over the past week or so. detectives say some were used in crimes including a shooting and a robbery. police want you to be vigilant when getting into a cab. always check a driver's identification before taking a ride. this morning, new information on a former state prosecutor who pled guilty to raping a 16-year-old boy.
police say simmons a college student and the teen had sex after meeting through a especially media app. we want to show you video of two of three people prested in a home invasion in delaware county. jaymon wallace and his brother sterling went before a judge yesterday. the third person accused with them is under 18 years of age. police are looking for a fourth person in this case. police say intruders burst through the front door of a home on old cedar road monday afternoon. they say the suspects pistol whipped the 17-year-old boy in the home and forced the boy's mother to open the family safe. 5:05. now to the atlantic city casino crisis and another protest planned for today. hundreds of union casino workers are expected to demonstrate on the boardwalk at the trump taj mahal this afternoon. they want their health insurance and other benefits restored. investor carl icahn stripped
workers of benefits last fall after taking over the debt of the casino's parent company. happening today, you'll have a second chance to weigh in on plans to improve the area around 30th street station. an open house wild be held to update commuters on the project's progress and to get your feedback. planners say they want to leverage the growth in center city to create a more vibrant and inviting neighborhood around the transportation hub. we have a traffic alert for some of the area's busiest streets. all week crews are repaving 22 stretches of the most pothole-filled roads in center city. streets department is trying to fix the most pressing problems first. leaders hope to have the roads done before preparations for the pope begin. we asked about the roads outside of center city. >> every year we rotate around the city so that way every part of the city gets some paving
done. it may not be your street but there are sections. >> the center city repaving will disrupt street parking for several weeks. first thing drivers will notice is roads have been milled that means they're left with a bumpy gravel-like surface. then about two weeks from now the actual repaving will begin. tropical storm bill has been downgraded. that happened overnight. now tropical depression. it will still bring a lot of rain to texas. southeast texas could get up to 3 inches of rain an hour today. this is video from a coast guard helicopter. that's over galveston yesterday. many areas are under flood watches and advisories through tomorrow. dallas is expecting another 6 inches of rain between today and tomorrow. here's a look at the flooding on the ground. these girls using kayaks to get down the street. flooding has been a real problem for texas. in may, an average of 9 inches of rain fell. here at home we're getting a
break from the heat and humidity and the storms. let's see how long that break will last with meteorologist bill henley. >> lots of sunshine, the humidity is already lower and no sign of wet weather for our area. you'll see sunshine less than a half hour before sunrise for center city. skies are nice and clear, just a few high cloudsv// today. mostly it's going to be sunshine. the humidity continues to come down. it's now at 59% with northwesterly winds. that's the dry air that started dumping into the area yesterday afternoon in the wake of storms. in less than half an hour sunrise in cape may, skies are brightening there. 70s on the beach at cape may. inland, we'll be warming into the 80s but not the 90s we saw yesterday. skies are mostly clear, just a few thin clouds. it's to the west that we're seeing more clouds that are going to come in for tomorrow. in fact tomorrow we will likely
see showers and thunderstorms to start the day. but today, no. sunshine, 76 degrees for mt. pocono low 80s for allentown and quakertown. and sunny skies, just a few high clouds at times for norristown trenton and mt. holly. the 70s for the shore and the delaware beaches. 77 for rehoboth. 79 in dover and vineland into the low 80s. westchester, drexel hill and swedesboro, all into the lower 80s with much less humidity today. but that is going to change first thing tomorrow morning. the extended future weather and the seven-day when i come back in ten minutes. just about 5:10. we have a lane closure because of a downed tree also an accident on the pa turnpike among a number of other things. >> let's get details with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> the good thing, guys out on 95 around girard avenue a little bit of volume. definitely not anything that's setting anybody back.
a 13-minute drive time from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. on the pa turnpike we're dealing with an accident on the eastbound side blocking the left-hand lane between willow grove and bensalem. on lincoln drive northbound that's blocked due to a downed tree. at gypsy street west schoolhouse lane to get by. on the blue route, we'll check out the drive times there. you can see the cars moving along just fine if you're headed northbound or southbound. we'll check in with more drive times coming up. 73 degrees outside. destroying evidence and tampering with technology. we'll tell you what investigators say is holding up the search for two escaped murders in new york. and showing off his scars, a pennsylvania man is proof that lightning can strike the same spot twice. and i'm katy zachry, live in park side. coming up why you may want to think twice before the next time you call to have that honey bee
hive on your property removed. new jersey's supreme court has spoken but teachers and school employees still fear for their futures. because rather than solving the pension crisis the court says politicians can continue to ignore it. that's just wrong. teachers and school employees have paid billions into their pensions. but the state has failed. the legislature can fix what governor christie has broken - ... before it ends up costing billions more. it's time for fiscal responsibility. fund the pensions now.
the time is 5:13. new dashcam video shows a dallas county sheriff's deputy flinging stop sticks in front a van after a driver shot up dallas police headquarters. that happened saturday. a standoff in a restaurant parking lot ended hours later when the driver of the van was shot and killed. state police in new york plan to expand their search for
two murders who broke out of the prison. the manhunt is in its 12th day. police say they'll start looking beyond the 16 square mile area of the prison. officials are concerned that recent rain washed away any possible scent. they say that weather is hampering high-tech equipment such as thormal imageing to detect warm bodies. new this morning, a measure that would increase your phone bill to pay for 911 services are moving through the pennsylvania legislature. the state senate approved the bill yesterday. it would raise the monthly phone line fee by 65 cents a month plus tack on an annual $52 surcharge per household starting july 1st. measure goes to the house which passed a similar bill without the annual surcharge. there's a new push to protect the honey bee population in philadelphia. it may have a major effect on the way you eat. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in
the park side neighborhood to show us a bee sanctuary of sorts. tell bus this. >> reporter: you could call it a sanctuary for the bees tracey. that's right. probably the last place you'd expect to see several colony of bees but they are living on this rooftop behind me. this rooftop and others throughout philadelphia are a safe place to breed honey bees. last year pennsylvania lost more than half its buys to a harsh winter parasites and people exterminating them. bees are necessary to our existence. they pollinate crops. without them farms would not survive. curtis jones is pushing legislation preventing exterminators in philadelphia from killing honey bees. >> we should remove them nonlethally. >> just about everything is pollinated by bees.
the farmers can't stay in business without them. >> reporter: this has become a national concern. in fact president obama is actually forming a federal task force to protect honey bees and other pollinators. reporting live in park side katy zachry, nbc 10 news. 5:16. time to get another check on traffic on your morning commute this morning. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has what you need to know. >> just a quick update on the pa turnpike accident on the eastbound side all lanes currently blocked between willow grove and bensalem. we'll have more updates to come as they clean up that accident scene in philadelphia. we# watching a lane block on an lincoln drive northbound along gypsy street. the northbound side of the freeway is where we typically see the jam for the morning hours.
currently no problems on the walt whitman bridge. we'll update you on the pa turnpike coming up. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 17 minutes after 5:00. the temperature is coming down. 60s and 70s, the humidity is already down this morning. the wind shifted behind the cold from yesterday. that produced some of the showers and thunderstorms we saw thatch that's giving us the drier air this morning. sun, we'll see sunshine an a few thin clouds. right now at philadelphia international at 73 degrees. that's one of the warm spots. cooler in the pocono mountains. the beach chairs are ready for a nice sunny day. it will be in the 70s this afternoon. we're heading for the 80s in philadelphia. right now, horsham at 63 chester springs down to 61 degrees. 69 in washington township and wrightstown is at 65 degrees.
coatesville getting close to the upper 50s. it may fall into the upper 50s like it has in shenandoah this morning. 60s and low 70s right now in delaware and south jersey. avalon is at 62 degrees. a pleasant start this morning. it's nice you can leave your umbrella at home. you'll need sunglasses today. don't forget where you put the umbrella. tomorrow this is what we'll start the day with showers and thunderstorms from illinois into indiana and the ohio valley with a heavier downpours in southern indiana that's tomorrow morning for us. and then sunday the remnants of bill it's not a tropical depression, still a lot of energy and plenty of moisture with that storm. it's moving through texas right now. but it's likely to come in to our area on sunday. for today, show no showers. comfortable, sunny skies, low to mid-80s this afternoon. tomorrow, yes, we'll start with rain. we'll be cooler tomorrow.
thanks to the clouds hanging out in the afternoon as well. warmer weather ahead as we dry out for friday and saturday. 84 degrees saturday afternoon after a cooler morning. the suburbs will be in the 50s. center city 61 degrees. here comes the heat. the humidity and the chance of storms courtesy of what was tropical storm bill. sunday will be stormy but monday we'll get a break not from the heat, though, 91 the high temperature. close to 09 on tuesday with a chance of more storms. >> speaking of storms, this central pennsylvania man is living proof that lightning can strike twice. this is jim lamey. he was doing dishes at his home not far from state college in clinton county. he says he saw a flash and woke up an hour later with a burning sensation on his belly. he was also struck by lightning while showering at home six years ago. he says he considers himself pretty lucky.
>> instead of going past the church maybe i should go in it. >> the odds of being struck by lightning are one in a million in any given year. he's been struck twice. hundreds of children's toys are being recalled because of a choking hazard. next what you need to know to protect your little ones. the experts at cnbc will walk us through the changes coming to your twitter feed. an egg harbor eye sore. the just approved demolition project to build up ac's image.
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news. twitter is rolling out auto play for twitter feeds. twitter has been testing auto play for months. it will apply to all video content uploaded directly to the site including the six-second vine videos. over on wall street, investors are on fed watch as the central bank wraps up its meeting with afternoon. the fed is likely to signal an interest rate hike this coming snim later this year probably in september if the economy keeps improving. they haven't raised rates since 2006. the dow closed up 113 points 17,904. the nasdaq up 25 to 5055. back over to you. >> thank you, landondowdy. we'll see a lot of sunshine
today. don't forget to grab the sunglasses. you will not need the umbrella not today anyway. 73 degrees right now at 5:25. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. no fog this morning, jessica. good news there. we're out on route 202 looking live around chester pike northbound, southbound you can see hardly any volume at all to deal with. a good thing there. we are watching i closure out on the p.a. turnpike due to an accident. all lanes are completely blocked for right now. take 611 northbound to street road. we'll update you on that accident. i'm monique braxton live in southwest philadelphia. right now, police are looking for someone who is stealing cabs in several districts across the city. i'll have that story coming up after the break. and don't forget nbc 10 and nbc universal are giving away money. they're giving it to the local
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beaten stabbed, shot and robbed. we're following the search for three peck behind a brutal attack in philadelphia overnight. a warning to anyone who takes a taxi in philadelphia. police say someone is stealing cabs and using them to commit other crimes. and a brief break from the humidity and the storms. we have a clear an comfortable day for us. enjoy it. we are tracking more wet weather in the forecast. humidity right now way down. 73 degrees outside. it's just about 5:30. good morning and welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. you saw in that shot behind us the sun just coming up. it will be a picture perfect day. >> vai two minutes away from sunrise. we'll see a lot of it today. we will not get a repeat of the storms that rolled through yesterday. mainly sunshine it's already much more comfortable. the dry air moved in. so there's nothing to show you today on the radar screen but tomorrow it's a different story.
umbrellas will be going back up. today that northwesterly wind is really working its magic. the humidity way down 71 at 7:00. we'll be really comfortable at 10:00 and low 80s at 1:00 this afternoon with scattered high clouds and an easterly wind at 9 miles an hour. back with the forecast in ten minutes but right now jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. jessica? >> we're starting to see a little bit of volume pick up on the schuylkill expressway around girard avenue. the drive times are doing okay. if you are headed eastbound, the headlights are headed eastbound toward the center city area 11 minutes or 12 minutes eastbound or westbound toward the vine street expressway. the accident on the pa turnpike between willow grove and bensalem. out in philadelphia we still are watching lincoln drive northbound. that's blocked due to a downed tree at